It's that awesome time of the year again! Comicpalooza is back and I am pumped! The first thing you should know is that it won't be here for three days like last year. It'll be here for FOUR days because it's Memorial Day weekend!! The second thing you should know is that I have FOUR tickets to give away for all FOUR days!
Comicpalooza was born in Houston and it's been getting better and better every year. Comicpalooza is all about letting your inner Nerd come out to play with likewise minded folks. There are tons of artist booths, games, educational talks, activities and the costumes are great. Last year was my first visit to Comicpalooza & I was blown away (Check out my post from last year here). The costumes were amazing & the artists/booths were pretty cool to see. I am just as pumped this year as I was last year & I'm so glad Hello Houston Media was able to hook us up with this awesome giveaway. More on that below :)
Guests include Rose McGowan, Clark Gregg, Bret Hart, Kevin Nash, Lou Ferrigno, some Dr. Who folks, James Masters and many many more. To see the rest of the list, check out the Comicpalooza Guest list here.
This years sponsors are Geeks who drink, Clutch City Productions, Orb Interactive, Waypoint 2 Space, Metal Geeks, Tentacle Kitty, Techno Chaos, Backstage OL, Texas Renaissance Festival, The Greater Houston Convention & Visiting Bureau, Skirmisher Publishing LLC, and d-Infinity.
Houston Maker Faire will have a large contingent of makers on hand, with DIY tech, university research projects, and lots of good old fashioned American inventiveness. This will include a 5,000 square foot display of robots, to name just one cool exhibit. This will definitely be on my the top of my list to check out.
So when is this fantastical event? It will be held on May 23rd through May 26th and starts roughly around 10 to the public. See this page for specific times. It will be at the George R. Brown Convention center again in Downtown Houston, across from Discovery Green.
For more info on this event, please check out the main Comicpalooza event. If you'd like to be in the know with news and such, check out their Twitter and Facebook page. You can always search the following hashtag - #HoustonNerdsUnite
Giveaway info goes like this. You get four tickets for the entire four day event. The giveaway will start today at 11AM CT and end on Friday the 16th at 4:30PM CT. Check out the Rafflecopter below to sign up to win!
If you want to purchase tickets now, use coupon code "HoustonNerdsUnite" to get $5 off a 4 day pass or $3 off a 1 day pass.
One more thing, in honor of it's 40th anniversary, the first 30,000 attendees through the door will receive free tickets to The Texas Renaissance Festival. The Texas Renaissance Festival was founded in 1974 and is the nations largest renaissance festival spanning 55 acres and two months. Make sure to get to Comicpalooza early for these free tickets. :)